One of the biggest issues that homeowners face during winter is dry air. Not only can low humidity can create a breeding ground for dust and other allergens, but it can also dry out your skin and even cause you to have more serious health issues.
If you find yourself without a humidifier this winter, you don’t need to worry — there are plenty of ways you can increase your humidity without one.
Leave the Bathroom Door Open When You Shower
All that steam you create when you shower adds a lot of moisture to your home’s air. While it’s best to use your fan to get rid of that humidity in your bathroom, if you’re looking to increase your home’s general humidity, leave the bathroom door open to let the steam spread throughout the house.
Use a Teapot
That whistling that comes from a teapot is the result of steam escaping. Just like your shower, the steam helps add moisture to your air and improves your air quality.
Add Some Houseplants
Not only do houseplants, such as cast iron plants and ferns, filters out harmful particles in the air, but as they “breathe,” they also put moisture back into the air. Keep in mind, you need to keep them well-watered in order for them to do this.
Put Water Bowls On Your Head Registers
This is a little-known but helpful trick. As the heat from your HVAC registers warms the water in the bowl, the water’s evaporation helps add moisture to the air in your home. You should be able to keep the water there for about two weeks before it completely evaporates.
For more help controlling your home’s humidity levels, trust the experts at Lancaster PHCE! Give us a call today for all your home comfort needs!